Leadership Team

Dr. David J. Price

Acting Dean and Special Advisor to the Provost

Dr. Price is a practicing family physician and professor in the Department of Family Medicine at McMaster University, where he served as department chair for 15 years until 2021. He is a nationally recognized leader in family medicine and primary care, with extensive consulting experience across Canada and internationally. During his time as chair, he oversaw a significant expansion of the department, in part by establishing new family medicine residency locations in several communities. His research interests include interprofessional primary care practice policies. Dr. Price has a visiting faculty appointment in the department of Biomedical Physiology & Kinesiology in the Faculty of Science.

Dr. Evan Adams

Acting Associate Dean Indigenous Health and Special Advisor to the Provost

A proud community member of Coast Salish Tla'amin Nation, Dr. Adams currently acts as Deputy Chief Medical Officer at First Nations Health Authority (FNHA), where he champions the improvement of overall public health and wellness of First Nations communities in B.C. Over the past two decades, he has held provincial and national public health roles, working in close partnership with governments and providing independent direction on Indigenous health concerns. Dr. Adams received his MD from the University of Calgary and his Masters of Public Health from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, Maryland. He undertook the Aboriginal Family Medicine residency training program at St. Paul's Hospital and is a past president of the Indigenous Physicians Association of Canada. Dr. Adams has a visiting faculty appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

Dr. Maria Hubinette

Acting Associate Dean Academic and Faculty Development and Special Advisor to the Provost

Dr. Maria Hubinette is acting associate dean, academic and faculty development, and special advisor to the provost, providing leadership for the development and implementation of undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing medical education programs and accreditation. As a practicing family physician, her clinical work focuses on youth and women, particularly outreach to youth with barriers to accessing care, community-based mental health support and specialized care for sexual and gender-based violence survivors. Dr. Hubinette received her MD from UBC, completed her rural family practice residency program there, and took her Master of Medical Education from the University of Dundee, Scotland. She is a clinical professor in the department of family practice at UBC and has a visiting faculty appointment in the Faculty of Health Sciences.

The SFU Medical School team graciously acknowledges and thanks Dr. Roger Strasser, interim dean, Dr. Sarah Strasser, interim vice-dean, and Dr. Jon Meddings, former Dean of the University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine, for their expertise, consultation and leadership for initial planning, accreditation and curriculum planning work on the business case proposal.

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